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out of work, why are manufacturers having a tough time filling new positions? phil lebeau searching for answers? wheeling, illinois. >> tyler, the answers will surprise you. at this plant, the ceo says i would hire ten people immediately if i could. guess how many applicants he has for some of the jobs right now? zero. we'll explain why when "power lunch" returns. music is a universal language. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> jobs are front and center today despite an unemployment rate hovering near 8% in the manufacturing world. growing problem that is frustrating many executives. plenty of job openings but they can't find people to fill them. what's the problem? phil lebeau knows. he's at a manufactur
some big sales but some of it was because of super storm sandy. our phil lebeau is behind t wheel in chicago. >> we knew this would be a better than expected november and look at these numbers. generally speaking with a few exceptions, all of the automakers reported better than expected results last month. gm being one of the exceptions, being just a little bit below expectations. what did we see last month? the sales pace is going to come in probably about 15.2 million, first time over 15 million since early '08. we talked about sandy helping sales. there was also the economy. ford talked about that during the conference call today. ford raised its q1 production by 11% to 750,000 vehicles. compare that to the story of general motors. this worries people from today's auto sales results. gm warning it may cut truck production due to inventory build-up. they're at 139-day supplies of pick-up trucks. some of that is because they built up earlier this year for transition into a new truck. they've been targeting 80 to 85 days truck production. 139 days concerns a number of people. one
to dump its remaining stake in general motors at a big loss, sizable loss. phil lebeau joins us again. 12 hours later, there you are, here i am. >> it's interesting what the exact loss will be. we won't know until the government has fully unloaded its entire take in general motors the treasury department owns 500 million shares of general motors. today it is selling 200 million back to gm at 27.50 a share, that's an 8% premium compared to where the stock traded yet. 300 million shares remain. they'll be unloaded systematically by mid 2014. the treasury will not recover all the $49.5 billion that it put into general motors but it will lower its investment stake. this is a pie chart that really shows how much of a stake the different stake holders have here. the government will now have 2 -- 22% once it sells its shares back to general motors. they're going to have $38 billion in liquidity. the company will be underneath the t.a.r.p. pay restrictions. gm shares got a nice pop. they closed at 2718. that is the high going back to february of this year. we were wondering if they close over 27.
to fill jobs in their second and third sits. phil lebeau is live with more with this fascinating shifts. >> they say, there's no way. if people want a job, they should be able to find one. really? they found many places where they're trying to hire like here. go to indiana where if you look at the state unemployment rate, yes, it has come down from the peak of 10.8% back in 2009 but it's still above the national rate at 8%. we wjt down to bloomfield, indiana, which is just south of bloomington, and down there is metal technologies incorporated. this is an auto parts supplier. they make oil pans that then go on to top tier suppliers. they have four to seven job openings that they cannot fill. they struggle to fill their second and third shifts. part of it is because they can't find people with skills. part of it is because they've offered jobs to people who have said, no, thanks, i'll stay on unemployment. >> it seems like with the unemployment as high as it has been it shouldn't be hard, but we have situations where people either aren't interested in working or they don't fit our our ne
cars few in the industry have ever seen. phil lebeau is in chicago. i guess essentially, phil, the europeans are taking a leap out of the americans' book. they used to scoff that the american automakers would offer. now it's par for the course. >> especially in december. it used to be lexus, but mercedes-benz was looking for offers in november. this is an increase compared to october, up 42% for bmw, 26% for mercedes, lexus up 3%. what's going on here? let's start with bmw. their holiday deals now include up to five months of no payments. that's the kind of stuff you used to hear from chevy or from ford. by the way, bmw sales surged 45% last month. mercedes leads bmw year-to-date by just under 1,900 vehicles. it last led the u.s. luxury sales in '99. it really wants the title again. at the core of what's happening between these two german automakers, they need strong sufficient sales to offset the weakness they're seeing in europe. that's why their production has been ramped up here at their facilities in the u.s. bmw announced it's on pace to set global sales of more than 1.7
! >>> welcome back to "squawk on the street." i'm phil lebeau with breaking news regarding boeing and the 787 dreamliner. there has been a second dreamliner that has run into problems, once delivered into service, this one solving a cutter airway 787 on delivery from the united states to london. just a few days ago. it has been grounded in london. according to the ceo of cutter qatar airways, he says that the airplane developed a generator failure while in flight. now, it was not an emergency landing but a generator failure is what he says. we've talked with boeing this morning. they say they are aware of the issue. they're not sure it was a generator that failed on the qatar airways 787, but the significance of this is remember on december 4th, it was a united 787 that had to make an emergency landing in new orleans because one of the generators failed on that airplane. there are six on these airplanes. and remember, the 787 was designed to use six generators, electric power so that near nth not using power from the engines, part of the fuel efficiency that goes into the planes. the question
from phil lebeau later this morning, but a fine for allegedly failing to report safety defects in a timely manner required by law. not the first time this has happened. it's the fourth fine in the past two years. automaker does not admit or deny guilt. but there's a look at shares a little bit higher this morning. >> let's check with bob pisani on the floor with more. good morning, bob. >> hello, guys. happy tuesday. of course, we saw a little bit of the drop in futures when corker came out and said we're not close to a deal. by and large, we're still positive here today. that's because everybody knows that a deal of some kind is coming. the president's offer is getting closer to the gop offer. the republicans are meeting this morning, no doubt they'll squawk and scream. ultimately the street believes some kind of deal is coming here. the big issue is the post-fiscal cliff trade. that's what everybody's trying to figure out. that's where there's a lot of differences of opinion. by and large it's been a strong argument to buy going into the fiscal cliff and sell after that, the
, but it doesn't make any sense. >> we don't know the whole story there. we may never because they're beau both deceased. but the reason you go to the gun range is to teach them how to use guns safely, operate them, respect them and use them safely. but that doesn't answer the question of whether or not she should have had them in the house at all after w a child like that. >> a glock. >> we're never going to know. >> when we come back, new york city mayor michael bloomberg has it on set. >>> and today, we'll reveal who is on the list of finalists for the person of the year. but first, bill carin with a check of the forecast. >> we have two big storms to talk about. one is existing new england as i speak and the other one is heading through the midwest as a major snowstorm. we had the rain early, the green on the map through central and northern new england. the white on the map shows you where the snow is. mostly only the highest of elevations in new hampshire, upstate new york and maine. so the forecast today, on and off periods of rain from buffalo to syracuse and shallow weather albany to b
with constant job openings and no one to fill those positions. cnbc's phil lebeau joins us with more on that story. phil, good morning. >> good morning. we're just outside chicago, start of the first shift here. this is where they make components like this that will go to the aerospace and electronics industries. they have 10 to 12 openings here and this is a story that we're hearing throughout the manufacturing base in the united states. take a look at how many manufacturing openings have been created over the last three years. it's gone from essentially 90,000 up to 247,000. some of those openings they seem like they're permanently open. we went down to metal technologies an auto parts supplier just out of bloomington, indiana, they have five to seven jobs they're ready to fill but they can't fill. in fact, they've had situations where they've had applicants come in, they've hired them and then the people who have been hired have said, do you know what, no thanks, i'd rather stay unemployed. >> we've had people that we've interviewed, that we've agreed to hire, and at the end of th
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